|Jack Benny Program: Season 4, Episode 4: Johnnie Ray|
(From TV.com) Rochester lounges around in a smoking jacket on his day off, so Jack attempts to cook an omelet for lunch. Don arrives and Rochester sings the Lucky commercial (to the tune of "The Sunny Side of the Street") as the two do a soft-shoe. Johnnie Ray's contract to appear on Benny's TV show arrives and Jack is horrified by his $10,000 fee. He storms over to Ray's home and offers him $250 instead...
Keywords: Jack Benny; Don Wilson; Eddie Anderson; Johnnie Ray; Danny Thomas
|General Electric Theater: The Big Shot|
A young singer (Johnnie Ray) has the opportunity to get his big shot at fame with a recording contract and a radio show, but will the price of fame be too high for him to pay? Season 3, Episode 18 (1955) Ronald Reagan Hosts
Keywords: Johnnie Ray; General Electric Theater; Ronald Reagan
Downloads: 1,227 (1 review)
|''Shower of Stars'' - 1 November 1956|
An episode of the variety TV series "Shower of Stars". This episode features Jack Benny, Nanette Fabray, and the Johnnie Ray. Lots of comedy & music. Despite the odd running time, this is indeed complete...(thanks you Spelvin for info on the 5 minutes...oh yeah, and for the record the color version of this telecast is lost)
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Shower of Stars; Johnnie Ray; Jack Benny
Downloads: 2,131 (1 review)
|1955 Episode of ''The Jimmy Durante Show'' - With Guest Johnnie Ray|
A bizarre episode of "The Jimmy Durante Show" from 1955, featuring several special guests including Johnnie Ray. This rather questionable episode also includes the original unintentionally hilarious commercials for Texaco. Please forgive the slight cut-off during the ending of the show.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Jimmy Durante; Johnnie Ray; Texaco
Downloads: 1,863 (1 review)
|''What's My Line'' - 22 August 1954|
An episode of "What's My Line", a popular 1950s game show. Original commercials for Remington Rand and Stopette intact. Mystery guest is Johnnie Ray. Hosted by John Daly, with panelists Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf and Steve Allen. Picture quality not up to usual standards, but is hopefully acceptable.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Game show; Panel show; Panel game; 1950s; Johnnie Ray; Remington Rand; Early television; Live television
|''Frankie Laine Time'' - 5 September 1956|
An episode of the summer replacement variety series "Frankie Laine Time". Guests include the singer popular with youth (Johnnie Ray), the comedian (Gene Baylos), the dancer (???), the obscure traditional pop singer (Ann Gilbert), and the token African-American (Eddie Heywood). Most variety show episodes give you 1 or 2 of these things, this one gives you all five!
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Variety Show; Variety Series; Frankie Laine; Frankie Laine Time; Summer Replacement; Johnnie Ray; Ann Gilbert; Eddie Heywood
|''Shower of Stars'' - 17 February 1955|
An episode of the television series "Shower of Stars". This episode includes lots of music and comedy, and is best described as a "revue". Guests are: Anna Maria Alberghetti, Harry James, Shirley MacLaine, Johnnie Ray, and Larry Storch.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Shower of Stars; Anna Maria Alberghetti; Harry James; Shirley MacLaine; Johnnie Ray; Larry Storch
|''The Big Record'' - 27th November 1957|
An episode of the 1957-1958 CBS variety series "The Big Record", starring Patti Page, and guest-starring Georgia Gibbs, Walter Slezak, The Shepherd Sisters, Guylaine Guy, Erroll Garner, and special guest star Johnnie Ray. Also containing original commercials for Oldsmobile, Pillsbury, Golden Dial soap, and Kellogg's Special K. The first-half of the 60-minute episodes competed against "Disneyland" and "Wagon Train", while the second-half competed against "Tombstone Territory" and "Father Knows Be...
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Patti Page; Johnnie Ray; Georgia Gibbs; Oldsmobile; Variety Series; Variety Show; Music; 1950s Music; 50s Music; Fifties Music; Classic Television; Short-Lived; Live TV; Live Television; Hits; Flop; Flops; The Big Record
|''The Arthur Murray Party'' - 15 February 1954|
An episode of that popular 1950's TV series "The Arthur Murray Party". This show aired on ABC for the first few months of its broadcast as Arthur Murray Party Time, then moved to the DuMont Television Network, ABC, CBS, DuMont, CBS, NBC, CBS, and finally NBC (in that order). This episode features special guest Johnnie Ray, a hugely popular singer who was still in the closet at the time. This episode had been uploaded before, but that upload vanished for reasons unrelated to copyright...
Keywords: Classic TV; TV; Television; 50s; 1950s; 50's; 1950's; Fifties; 50s TV; 1950s TV; 50's TV; 1950's TV; 50s Television; 50's Television; 1950s Television; 1950's Television; Dancing; Dance; Musical Performer; Johnnie Ray; Oldies Music
Downloads: 3,075 (3 reviews)